A pioneering modular Department of Housing project in Perth’s southern suburbs will deliver 77 high-quality, affordable apartments towards the end of 2014. The project is being built by Goldmaster Enterprises Pty Ltd, a private-public venture in which the Department is a major partner.
Adara Apartments at Success is a complex of stylishly modern units in the Stella Village that will take just 12 months to complete from sod turning to market.
Housing Director General Grahame Searle said the complex utilised an innovative modular style of building that will deliver more affordable housing to the market sooner and with considerable cost savings.
“This project is an exciting first for both WA and the Government’s Affordable Housing Strategy,” Mr Searle said.
“This modular design is an effective and affordable product for higher density and urban infill projects that will make more housing available at an attractive price for future Perth home owners.”
The third stage of the Stella Village is a short walk from Cockburn Central Train Station and Cockburn Gateway Shopping City, and conveniently located close to the Kwinana Freeway.
Construction commenced in late December 2013 and is due to be completed in November this year.
“A great deal of clever planning, design and building by Goldmaster has gone into supporting this modular technology,” Mr Searle said.
“The magnitude of the planning and the millimetre-perfect precision of construction are astonishing, as are the sheer efficiency and quality of the modules themselves.
This project took 18 days to put together but 18 months of planning to get there."
The Director General pointed to the significance of the development for the Department
"This is a project that showcases the Department taking the lead in transforming the land and housing market," he said.
"We are partnering with the private sector to increase supply, ensuring developments have a high proportion of affordability, leading the market in transforming the way we build, capturing benefits for social housing and focussing on infill on the doorstep of transport, services and employment.
Adara Apartments are just 20 minutes from the CBD by train from the nearby station, and one stop away from the new Fiona Stanley Hospital and Murdoch University.
The first use of the modular construction method for WA was extensively covered by local media on Friday, 25 July. Some coverage with video footage includes: